Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.

March 5, 2015 7:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents should be aware of the increased use of hanging as a means of teen suicide and take preventive measures, U.S. health officials say.

Among 10- to 24-year-olds, suicide rates by hanging increased, on average, 6.7 percent for females and 2.2 percent for males between 1994 and 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in the March 6 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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